militarise militarise


  1. (v) lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force
  2. (v) adopt for military use



  1. "We don't want to militarise society, we don't want a police state," said Haniya, whose militants seized Gaza in June after overrunning forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the rival Fatah movement.
    on Aug 10, 2007 By: Ismail Haniyeh Source: Gulf Times

  2. "The United States is not going to militarise the southern border. Mexico is our neighbour and our friend," Bush said.
    on May 15, 2006 By: President Bush Source: The Age

  3. "There's been a tendency in this administration to militarise national security, to use the military as the mode of response that addresses all problems," Mr Danzig said by telephone from his home in Washington.
    on Jun 30, 2008 By: Richard Danzig Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

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